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period . >>> this is a 22-year-old man that police say shot up a mall in oregon, crowded with christmas shoppers. this is the type of gun police say he used. an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. america with more gun stores than grocery stores. tonight, eyewitnesses tell me what they saw when they started. i talk a gun advocate who says there should have been more guns in that mall. and the mother of the aurora, colorado, victims, who thinks the opposite. and talks about guns, north korea's nuclear threat. and the man at both sides of the gun debate, mark kelly. >> president obama hasn't really addressed the gun issue at all. >> this is piers morgan tonight. good evening. our big story tonight, america armed. a day after another gun outrage, a young 22-year-old shoots up a mall of christmas shoppers in oregon. here's the statistics. there's more than 129,000 federally licensed firearms dealers in this country. that's according to the bureau of alcohol and tobacco. there's 16,000 grocery stores and 14,000 mcdonald's restaurants. far more places to buy guns in america than groceri
about a crowded shopping mall outside of portland, oregon. three people are dead including the gunman after he opened fire at the clack kamans town center a short while ago. no word on whether he was shot or took his own life. the witnesses are describing a pretty chaotic scene of people who were rushing to the doors to escape the gunfire, that it sounded like firecrackers. about a hundred officers and emergency vehicles are now on the scene. and police say they do believe that this gunman angted alone, but they are still searching throughout the mall saying that customers and employees may still be in there and hiding not knowing if this incident is over yet. hundreds of people have already been evacuated and the sheriff held a news conference a short time ago updating the situation. >> i can confirm that we believe at this point there was one and only one shooter involved and that shooter is deceased. in addition to that, we have at least one patient who was taken, taken from the mall with a traumatic injury and at least two that were deceased. in addition to the shooter. >> and we
in america, aurora, oregon in the shopping mall and now here in newtown have involved young people using the same weapon, ar-15 semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazines. in aurora, over 100 in his magazine, which he could fire off, and here we saw up to 30, but a lot of magazines. here's the question, why do you feel that americans should have those if your belief is they just have to defend themselves? >> well, before i go any further, piers, first, thanks for having me back. we did have a heated discussion last time and i much appreciate this more calm discussion. second, on behalf of i'm sure i speak for the entire board of michigan coalition of responsible gun owners we offer our condolences for the victims of the families. we are all about safety. we all want to be safe and we certainly want children to be safe. like i said last week, we just disagree on how to get there from here. to answer your question, i would point out that the shooter in the mall in oregon was confronted by a legally armed citizen who pointed his gun at the shooter and then decided not to squeeze the
people who were affected by that tonight with me tonight live after this. and also in the oregon shopping mall shooting. i know exactly what this machine can do. i know exactly what it did to these children. i want you to tell me why you continue to believe that this weapon and the type of weapons like it should be freely available to americans when they are being used for a series, and it accept deem mick now. six of the worst mass shootings in american shootings have occurred since 2007. why you persist in wanting this to be freely available to americans. >> well, automobiles kill more people on our streets than guns do, but we don't say we shouldn't have them because some maniac that is drunk ends up driving a car into a family and killing them. this was a misuse of something by clearly somebody that was mentally unstable. why should then the rest of the country with the hundreds of millions of gunowners in america that didn't do anything wrong with their guns, why are we turning them, as if this was their fault? this is not their fault. this was a maniac in a state that had a lot of g
,000 rounds of ammunition and he had protective gear on him which has happened with jacob roberts in oregon. they went in with rivals and had the weapon not jams in the mall yesterday, we could have been looking at a death toll higher than what happened in a roar ra. why do people need to have the ability to have the ar 15? >> people go into shopping malls and movie theaters using these magazines which carry up to 100 rounds a minute. he shot 17 people james holmes shot 17 people. >> let me give you some facts. >> let me give you some facts. >> let me give you a fact. wait a minute, sir. you want to talk facts. >> if you want to -- >> if you want to get a good solution -- >> can you stop talking? >> you have to look at both sides. >> let me speak, my show. >> here is a fact for you flt james holmes in aurora killed 12. this debate is not about the right to defend yourself in a home. it is why america continues to allow deranged young people to buy these weapons? i don't understand it. >> i don't think piers. i don't think deranged people should be able to have a gun. but your position is no
won that election. 70% to 30% in a progun western state. people in oregon close it the same year, 62-38. you put something sensible before the people and they'll support it. >> your daughter survived. she was shot at virginia tech. here's the thing. i love america, and i love americans, i really do, i've been very lucky here. i've worked here for seven years, i live here. i respect the second amendment, when i hear this debate, my heart just sinks that there's still so many people that just don't see a reason to ban these highpowered assault weapons. what is your view? >> i absolutely believe in banning those weapons, i believe in banning semiautomatic weapons, the killer at virginia tech, used 30 round high capacity magazine clips on his guns and untold carnage in those classrooms. the virginia tech families, almost all of them. i speak for all of them, would like to have -- do a better job with background checks. tom ridge served on the panel. the panel concluded at the end of their investigation that all gun sales should go through a background check. >> can you pass the mike to r
've now seen from the last three mass shootings in america, aurora, oregon and now the sandy hook school is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit atrocities. the president of the united states has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun laws that ban people from protecting themselves. all over europe there have been mass murders -- >> you're talking complete and utter -- >> people need to be able to defend themselves to the point of the crime and not for the police to come until after everybody's dead. >> what you said, mr. pratt, the gun deaths in australia and britain, they are 35 people killed a year. your country is 12,000. >> your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. >> it's 35 against 12,000. >> your violent crime rate -- your violent crime rate is higher than ours, as is the violent crime rate in australia. america is not the wild west that you are depicting. we only have the problem in our cities and unhappily in our schools where people like you have been able to get laws p
. get chase liquid. >>> police on the scene outside of portland, oregon. two people were killed before the gunman took his own life. another person critically wounded and they had to be evacuated by life flight. the witnesses describe the scene of chaos and panic as they rushed for the exits just as the sound of gunfire erupted. hundreds of people were there, holiday shoppers and many of them had to be evacuated. police are reaching out to witnesses asking them to come forward to help them with their investigation. >> if you are a witness to the incident, come to the light rail platform at the town center. there are detectives standing by there. >> police to believe this gunman acted alone and we have other breaking news as well. this from overseas. north korea tonight tested a long-range rocket showing its determination to push ahead with its program. the u.n. security council will now meet tomorrow to discuss possible actions against north korea. want to get you back now to piers morgan, who is in washington, d.c. tonight with a very special interview. >> welcome to the senate commit
shootings in america, at sandy hook the school, at a shopping mall in oregon and aurora movie theater were all with an ar-15? are you aware of that? >> i'm aware of that. and all it would take is for one person with a concealed handgun to put them out of business. and that happenses quite a bit and i think it happens more so -- >> so your suggest at sandy hook would be for one of the female teachers to pull a gun and would shoot somebody with limited training, would shoot somebody carrying an ar-15 that could fire up to 100 bullets in a minute? that would be your solution? >> no, that's not the solution, sir. >> what do you mean, then? i misunderstood you. >> i think that probably there should be an equal amount of firepower that a teacher should have. a principal should possibly have an ar in her office. and -- >> let me get this straight. you're suggesting that a female teacher at an elementary school would have her own ar-15 assault weapon and would start firing 100 bullets at another guy with school children everywhere? that is your solution, is it? >> why are we beating up on the wome
, the shopping mall in oregon and now sandy hook, the preferred weapon for young men who want to transfer hundreds of bullets of rapid fire if you have the right magazines. the president has stated he wants to ban weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun control laws from people who need to protect themselves. the problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. we've tried that. that doesn't work. doesn't work in england. you have mass murders there. the solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police come. >> what you just said was an absolute lie. the gun murder rate in countries like britain or germany or australia, they've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, they have 35 people killed a year. your country has 12,000. >> your murder rate is lower than ours that is true. >> lower? 75 against 12,000 in australia. >> violent crime rate is higher than ours as is the violent crime rate in australia. america is not the wild west that you're depicting. we only
no relation to violence. but if she had prior knowledge -- but even that is very tenuous. >> in oregon, we saw the guns being stolen. we saw here the guns belonged to the mother and he got access to the guns. can we expect to see some changes in the law here because of what happened? >> i think what we saw in connecticut is just prior to this, after the aurora, colorado, theater shooting, they tried to change the laws and make it a little more stringent. but there was such protest that it all got stricken down. i do see, though, that we have a law in illinois called the illinois school safety drill act which requires schools to annually have drills to kind of prepare for not only these kinds of things but weather issues, tornadoes, fires and the like, evacuation procedures in place, p.a. systems, et cetera. i think we're going to see a massive amount of legislation across the country requiring schools to do this. >> karen conti, thank you. earlier one of the most compelling moments of this tragedy, a father who lost his daughter in the shooting, bravely tells the world about the little girl th
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